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GALLERY DE LA CASCADE

Title: GALLERY DE LA CASCADE
Description: IT ALL STARTED HERE IN BRITTANY IN FRANCE ================================== ================================== THIS IS A PHOTO OF MY OLD GALLERY I HAD IN BRITTANY IN FRANCE======= IN A SMALL VILLAGE NEAR MORLAIX WHERE I DECIDED TO START PAINTING SOME 18 YEARS AGO IT WAS A TOTALY DERELICT HOTEL FROM FLOOR TO THE ROOF I PURCHASED IT AND DECIDED TO PERSONALY RENOVATED IT WITH ONE OF My SONS = OVER TWO SUMMERS INTO TWO FLATS A STUDIO AND A ART GALLEY AND LEARN TO SPEAK A LITTLE FRENCH ======================== I OPENED THE GALLERY WITH ONLY MY OWN WORK FOR FUN AND FOR BEER MONEY ========================= AS THIS WAS THE ONLY WAY I COULD SEE FORWARD ========================= TO START TRYING TO PAINT AND TO DISPLAY MY WORK-= AS A NOVICE ARTIST== ALL GREAT FUN AND EXSPERIENCE FOR ME AT 65 ====================== I WAS LIVEING ABOVE IN THE FLAT WITH MY WIFE AND PAINTING IN MY STUDIO AND THE GALLERY BELOW ON THE DAYS I WAS OPEN --------------------- CLOSED 3 DAYS A WEEK OPENING 4 DAYS A WEEK AND EXPLORING BRITTANY ON OUR THE DAYS OFF OVER THIS 5 YEARS I SOLD APROX 150 PAINTINGS ======================= BUT AT 70 YEARS OLD I HAVEING PURCHASED THE THE OLD STABLES HERE IN MITCHELL WE DECIDED TO STAY IN CORNWALL AND CONTINUE MY PAINTIG I MANAGED TO GET INTO 5 GALLERYS HERE IN CORNWALL THE BEST WAS IN ST IVES BUT THAT ALL FINISHED WITH COVED================ ---------------------------- SO NOW IT JUST MY GARDEN GALLERY OR THIS WEBSITE HAVEING LIVED HERE IN CORNWALL MY LIFE WE INTEND TO STAY HERE FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE ==============
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Delivery Details: GALLERY OF THE WATERFALL
Price: £0.00
Status: For Sale

Artist Information

Name: JIM RODGERS
Phone: 01872510622
Acceptable Payment Methods: Paypal or cheque
JIM RODGERS

Artist Biography:

I STARTED MY PAINTING AT 63 YEARS OLD
IN A DELAPADATED SHOP IN BRITTANY FRANCE
THAT I HAD RENOVATED IN MY RETIRMENT FROM
MY FURNITURE BUSSNESS
,AFTER COLLECTING NAIVE ART HERE IN CORNWALL
FOR MANY YEARS
I AM NOW 80 AND STILL PAINTING
AND ENJOYING MY LIFE
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I PARTICULARY LIKED AND COLLECTED
PAINTINGS BY
FRED YATES
JOAN GILLCREST ALSO

NICOLA BEALINGS
ALSO JOHN DYER
AMONG MANY OTHER
CORNISH ARTIST
JUST TO MANY TO MENTION
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SO I DECIDED TO BE A SELF TAUGHT
NAIVE ARTIST AND FIND MY OWN STYLE
FOR MY RETIREMENT YEARS
THIS I THINK I HAVE ACHIVED
ITS A LITTLE BIT OF ALL THE ARTISTS
I HAD COLLECTED
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AS I THINK NAIVE ART IS FROM THE HEART
NOT FROM AN ART SCHOOL
SO AS I HAD BEEN RENOVATING ANTIQUE
FURNITURE ALSO MAKING RECLAIMED FURNITURE
FROM ANTIQUE RECLAMED WOOD
VERY SUCCESSFULLY
FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS I JUST SAW THIS AS A NEW
PROJECT FOR ME IN MY RETIREMENT AT 60
FROM FURNITURE MANUFACTURING
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SO I WENT TO BRITTANY IN FRANCE
PURCHASED A DERELICT OLD HOTEL
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IN A VILLAGE CALLED WHEALGOAT IN THE
NATIONAL PARK AREA OF BRITTANY
AND TOTALY RENOVATED IT OVER TWO SUMMERS
AND THEN STARTED TO PAINT FULL TIME
SHOWING ONLY MY WORK IN MY OWN GALLERY
ALL GOOD FUN
===================================
JUST TRYING TO FIND A STYLE OF MY OWN
THIS I CONTINUED TO DO FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS
WITH MY WIFE WE OPENED THE GALLERY 4 DAYS
A WEEK AND EXPLORED BRITTANY FOR 3 DAYS A WEEK
ALL GOOD FUN
AND I SOLD ONE OR TWO PAINTING A WEEK
IT PAID FOR THE WINE AND A SNACK
WE TRY TO VISIT BRITTANY
ON OCCASIONS AS MY DAUGHTER LIVES
THERE NOW
BUT ITS NOT POSSIBLE
FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS
DUE TO THIS VIRUS

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ALL A LITTLE DIFFICULT WHEN MY OWN
GARDEN GALLERY HERE IN MITCHEL
IS OPEN FOR SUMMER VISITERS
NOW LARGER AND BETTER
AND HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE NOW SOLD
APROX 8OO PAINTINGS AFTER SOME 17 YEARS-
OF PAINTING-
AS AM NOW 80 YEARS OLD
=============================
NOW DUE TO THE VIRUS SITUATION
I NOW ONLY SELL ON LINE
OR
FROM MY OWN GARDEN GALLERY AT HOME

AS ALL THE SIX GALLERYS I DID SHOW IN
HAVE NOW CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE VIRASE
SO NOW I SELL
AT THE SAME PRICE I WAS RECIEVING FROM THE GALLERYS
THATS HALF THE GALLERY PRICES AS GALLERYS DID TAKE
50 TO 55% COMISSION ON ANY SALES
=== SO NOW ===
I PASS THIS ON TO MY CUSTOMERS
HERE IN MITCHELL
AT THE LOWER PRICE
I HOPE THS HELPS EVERY ONE
AND I CAN CONTINUE PAINTING FOR A
FEW YEARS YET
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LETS HOPE 2021 IS A BETTER YEAR FOR EVERY ONE
SO MANY THANKS TO ALL MY THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PURCHASED ONE OR MORE OF MY PAINTING IN THE PAST
JIM RODGERS

Artist News/Exhibitions:

MY OWN GARDEN GALLERY
OPEN BY PHONE ARANGMENT
MOST OF THE YEAR
IN MITCHELL VILLAGE
CORNWALL
OPEN IN THE SUMMER
OR BY ARRANGEMENT THE DAY BEFORE
RING 01872 510622 FOR MORE INFO
NORMALY UP TO 100 PAINTING TO VIEW NOW
IN MANY SIZE,S OF CANVAS,S


I AM NOT SHOWING IN ANY OTHER GALLERYS
IN CORNWALL NOW
ALL DUE TO THE VIRAS

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